In Reply to: How good is the BMW Mesh Roll Hoop Windscreen? posted by Marc on February 28, 2001 at 02:12:08:
As one poster below put it, they add a "sense of privacy" which means it makes you feel more closed-in, which is the antithesis of what a roadster is all about (if you're doing something you don't want people to see buy a sedan with mirror-tint all around). You bought one of the few roadsters left that doesn't make you feel like you're sitting in a trench popping your head up just enough to scope out the enemy, so why screw it up?
That said, I must acknowledge that I do own a windscreen and they do attenuate cockpit buffeting to some extent --but IMO wind is part of the roadster experience and is only unpleasant in unusually strong crosswinds or temperatures that are very marginal for top-down driving in the first place. When I do use the windscreen it's most often to placate my passenger. So yeah go ahead and buy one if you need it for that.